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Midwife delivered twins to 50yr old mom

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, August 24, 2018 | 0 comments

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There has been scientific research showing women who have children later can live longer.

A team at Finland's University of Turku suggests women who raise a family late in life tend to die later.

Scientists believe the findings suggest the rate at which a woman's reproductive system ages is directly linked to the speed with which the rest of her body ages.

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I have a friend who is a midwife.

A few years ago, she delivered a naturally conceived set of twins to a 50-year-old.

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I had an uncle whose wife was either 50 or 51 years old when she had her 12th child in the 1960s.

They had grown up children, some of who were already married and had families of their own.

Posted By Elizabeth Reynolds on 2005-09-28

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Higher standards of living have meant an increasing number of women are healthy enough to see through a successful pregnancy well into their forties.

In Scotland last year, there were 8,310 births to women aged 35 to 39 years old, 1,471 births to women aged between 40 and 44 years old, and 39 births to women over 45 years old.

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I have a cousin who at 46.5 years old became pregnant naturally.

It was a big surprise to her!

She had an uneventful pregnancy and delivered a baby girl last year.

My cousin had been trying for ten years and she had given up.

It can and does happen all the time.


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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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